The Klan announced a “victory parade” at the news that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. After all, Trump gave the rhetoric of hate a home at the center of his campaign. He made blanket statements describing Mexicans as “rapists,” and described Mexico itself as “our enemy.” Trump refused to condemn David Duke,...Read More
* According to Washington Governor Jay Inslee, in a hyperbolic defense of his state’s imposition of a new law that gives the police yet another reason to intrude on your ability to travel freely without interference by law enforcement.
They’re calling it “E-DUI” — driving under the influence of electronic devices. Meanwhile in every city in America:...Read More
As we celebrate this symbolic day in the land of the free, pay no attention to fact that the Raleigh Police set up a DWI checkpoint on Saturday night in which every single driver was stopped and interrogated by the long arm of your local government without suspicion of any wrongdoing.
Twelve people were arrested for DWIs, despite, presumably, showing no indications of impairment in the manner...Read More
A Colorado judge issued an order barring the use of breath test evidence in cases originating from July 2015 to the present, following a hearing requested by defense attorney Danny Luneau on behalf of a client. Luneau established at the hearing that the calibration records of breath test instruments in the county had been falsified by state employees seeking to support convictions without...Read More
The NC Court of Appeals issued an opinion in State v. Scaturro (PDF) on Tuesday that clarified an important point relating to the obligations of an individual involved in a car crash pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 20-166. Scaturro was a case in which the defendant struck a boy on a bicycle with his vehicle, after the boy made a change of direction and attempted to make a u-turn in front of...Read More
I was a public defender in DC for a number of years before my family and I moved to North Carolina and I began practicing criminal law here in NC. I was tuned into what I believed were real, systemic problems in the criminal justice system in DC during my time there. Wildly disproportionate prosecution of minorities, judges with unshakable biases against my clients, dirty...Read More